Lake Lover Blog

Information and Insights on Lake Michigan 

Where It All Started…


Last month I returned to the place that will always be “the lake” to me. Ottertail Lake in Ottertail County, Minnesota, near where I grew up. I think Ottertail is the most beautiful of the 10,000+ lakes in Minnesota. Some might argue that point, of course, but for me it’s the place that made me a lake lover.

If you have a special connection with Lake Michigan or another lake that you grew up going to—or still go to—let me know why you love it. I’m collecting stories about what makes someone a lake lover. This unscientific research may lead to a blog post, a story or a book. Or it may just give me a new appreciation for fellow lake lovers. Click here to tell me about your lake experience.

The image below is from my most recent trip to my lake.